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Very proud of our Dance in the School program.  Our community outreach is a top priority. Click to go see our informationalnYoutube video on the Dance in the Schools program.

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 https://youtu.be/dgF4Wke_wRo  Wisconsin Family gets an update on Peter Rabbit and Regional Dance America.

https://youtu.be/L_LE3b24Fss  Wisconsin Family gets an update on New Works and learns more about Nutcracker.

https://youtu.be/h5dwa5Z-_yk  Learn about what is Dance Wisconsin and how is it different.  We are a non profit 501(c)3 company dedicated to helping dancers learn about what it is like to be in a professional company.  Focus is on performance!

https://youtu. be/QZ7P4kSRa6U  Wisconsin Family visits our new studio 8-18-17

https://youtu.be/-pwwoC85asM  Ms. Jo Jean discussion Dance Wisconsin and MAD on Wisconsin Family

https://youtu.be/490e_eGOrlY  Dance Wisconsin on Girl Talk.  :) On WI57

Dance Wisconsin on Wisconsin Family :) https://youtu.be/zHqpN0Rs19o 


Dance Wisconsin is on INSTAGRAM.  Find us at @dancewisconsin

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We are on TWITTER too.  @dancewisconsin

Contact Information:

Artistic Director: Jo Jean Retrum

Phone:  608-221-4535

Email:  dancewisconsin@gmail.com


The official store of Dance Wisconsin.  Located at 2605 South Stoughton Road Madison 53716

Summer Hours:  Monday - Thursday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm 


Visit the site for our home studio, Monona Academy of Dance.

2605 South Stoughton Road

Madison WI 53716

Phone (608) 221-4535


The official hotel of Dance Wisconsin is the Holiday Inn at the American Center.  Located at 5109 West Terrace Drive, Madison Wisconsin.  Phone:  608-249-4220.  Website: www.holidayinn.com/madisonwi. Follow them on  Facebook here.

The official florist of Dance Wisconsin is Prairie Flowers and Gift.  Visit them at 245 East Main Street, Sun Prairie Wisconsin.  Website: http://www.flowerssunprairie.com Phone:  608-837-3830.  Follow them on Facebook here.

The official movers of Dance Wisconsin is Gorilla Movers of Wisconsin.  Visit them at http://gorillamoversofwi.com/.  They are also on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gorillamoversofwi/?fref=ts.  Their phone is 608-417-9617.

Dance Wisconsin is a 501(c)3 corporation.

Dance Wisconsin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national orgin, military status or religion.

Our Alumni: Now Professionals

Many of our dancers have gone on to professional careers. The following is a partial list of our proud alumni. *Past and current positions listed.  Some dancers have retired.

Maggie Batterman - Guest Artist for Dance Wisconsin (Sugar Plum Fairy) and student Joffrey Academy.

Michael Hartung - Graduate of the University of Michigan, professional performer with numerous local theaters, Peter Pan Live NBC, performer with Princess Cruise Lines and currently on Broadway with Hello Dolly

MaryKate Hartung - Graduate of NYU and currently teaching dance in NYC, freelance dancer in NYC, performed with ChristinaNoel and the Creature, and 2018 National Tour Finding Neverland as Dorothy and member of Ensemble.

Matthew Hunt - Graduate of University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City.  Former dancer with Silvertree Productions. Dancer Princess Cruise Lines and currently performing Holland America Line.

Alexandra Schaller - Graduate of Illinois Institute of Art, professional costume designer and Wardrobe Supervisor at the Fireside Theater.

Anthony Cannarella - Andersen - after studying with Monona Academy of Dance and performing with Dance Wisconsin Anthony spent one year at The Rock School of Dance.  Upon his high school graduation he accepted a position with and is still performing with Sacramento Ballet.

Ethan Stiefel - Principal with both American Ballet Theatre (New York) and the Royal Ballet (London), lead role in the hit dance movie hit dance movie "Center Stage", currently Artistic Director of New Zealand Ballet

Karisa Stich - Soloist with Milwaukee Ballet

Erin Stiefel - Dancer with Zurich Opera Ballet

Danielle Dickert  - Lead Performer, Disney World, Fireside Theater

Danielle Peronto - Lead Performer Disney World

Jorene Leonard - Dancer with Liz Imperio’s Instinct Live Company in Los Angeles, Gap commercial, now working in Las Vegas, dancer in Donny and Marie Show

Elizabeth Mischler - Dancer with contemporary dance company, Stadt Theater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich, Germany, London Opera Ballet

Amy Krawcek -Dance captain and assistant choreographer of Rockettes in NYC, Broadway show "Sweet Charity"

Nick Mullikin - Company manager, Ballet West

Heather Anderson - Company member, Georgia Ballet

Becca Sweitzer - Dancer in Los Angeles “Tapsounds Underground” in the movie "Hairspray"

Amber Jackson - Dancer with Louisville Ballet , UW Dance Team, River North Dance

Nicole Torgerud - Dancer with Charleston Ballet Theatre, Dinner Theater

Leigh Zimmerman - Broadway dancer in Will Rogers Follies, Chicago

Angela Bell - Member of River North Dance Co. in Chicago

Ashley Wendt - North Carolina Dance Theater

Ashley Dahm - Joel Hall Dancers

Celia Pierquet-Flores - Milwaukee Ballet II, Dayton Contemporary  Dance Company

Jonathan Person- Louisville Ballet

Jim Peronto - Texas Ballet Theater, Charleston Ballet Theatre

Justin Genna - Milwaukee Ballet and is currently living in San Francisco and is studying further the craft of dance and acting.  Performing periodically as a dancer.

Chelsey Dahm - Professional Choreographer

Henry Wroblewski- Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Larry Neuhauser- Tour "Moving Out"  Cruise Ships, Trockadoras of  Monte Carlo